Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 581,503

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Child Trends Incorporated N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
KIPP Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 331,664

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. CT Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Centro Presente Inc. MA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 69,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Justice Committee Inc United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Page SUM 473,384

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